Detroit

In the center of downtown Detroit, Michigan USA, a retired hockey arena stood in the way of the development of a section of land on the Detroit River at the border of the USA and Canada. To help facilitate the demolition of this arena, Mammoet was contracted to lower the main roof truss of the Joe Louis Arena.

SEA Electric has marked a turning point in its company history with the first Ford F-59 100 percent electric van in production at Ford's Detroit Chassis Plant. SEA Electric CEO Tony Fairweather said, "this is an exciting step forward for SEA Electric's global footprint and a positive result for our USA operations who are currently working towards fulfilling several orders in the pipeline." The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson walk-in van body and will be deployed in Fall, 2019 for delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with a leading package delivery company.

Back in 1962 John “JJ” Curran was a budding young entrepreneur starting a crane company in Detroit. His first purchase was a Grove RT-58, and nearly 60 years later, the crane is still a money maker for JJ Curran Crane Company. “This RT-58 was built to last,” said Jeff Curran, son of JJ who is now co-owner and CFO.

Demolition crews broke ground in December on Bedrock's $900 million tower complex, featuring a 58-story, 800-ft. tall tower in downtown Detroit on the site of the former J.L. Hudson Co. department store that closed in 1983. Detroit-based Bedrock, a full-service real estate firm, has committed $2.1 billion to four transformational projects in downtown Detroit, which includes the Hudson's project.

Was your week a little busy? No worries! Here is a recap of the most popular stories from our website over the past week: Contractors Fined Millions For Failing To Hire Local Workers During Arena Construction During the construction of Detroit's $862.9 million Little Caesars Arena, only 25 percent of the hours worked by skilled tradesman were actual residents of the city.

During the construction of Detroit's $862.9 million Little Caesar's Arena, just 25 percent of the hours worked by skilled-trades workers were residents of the city, despite Detroit's rule that 51 percent of hours completed on publicly funded projects be worked by those living in the city.

Construction has begun on a development made up of tiny homes in Detroit. The five homes currently under construction will join others in Cass Tiny Homes, a development on the city's west side, to provide housing for low-income residents, The Detroit News reported.

The Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will open with a temporary certificate of occupancy in time for the Kid Rock concert Sept. 12. Construction workers have been working nights and weekends on the $863 million arena, finishing up last-minute projects, including laying pavement outside the southeast entrance, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Heavy Equipment Response Coalition, a nonprofit providing resources for disaster mitigation, response, and recovery, assisted nonprofit Life Remodeled in its annual project to beautify Detroit. Aided by heavy equipment, 11,000 volunteers cleaned up 300 blocks around Detroit's Central High School and Durfee buildings over six days.

At least $5.4 billion in real estate development and redevelopment projects are underway or proposed in and around downtown Detroit the next three years, according to report recently released by an international real estate firm. The report, prepared by CBRE Inc., says that figure includes 6,091 multifamily residential units, 1,196 new hotel units and 2.1 million square feet of office space.

Case Construction Equipment dealer Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc. donated the use of two TR310 compact track loaders with grapple buckets to Team Rubicon for Operation Joe Louis — an urban blight response project in Detroit, Mich. Team Rubicon has worked in partnership with the city of Detroit's Motor City Make-Over event — an annual citywide volunteer cleanup and beautification initiative — and Herman Kiefer Development LLC, to clean up the Herman Kiefer Hospital complex and neighborhood by conducting damage assessments, debris management and home repairs in the area.